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Ann Margaret Veneman, born June 29, 1949, is the former Executive Director of UNICEF. She was the first woman to become the United States Secretary of Agriculture.
She announced her resignation as Secretary on November 15, 2004, which took effect on January 20, 2005.
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Is the beloved paper dictionary doomed to extinction? In this infectiously exuberant talk, leading lexicographer Erin McKean looks at the many ways today's print dictionary is poised for transformation.
Much to Erin McKean's delight, her job as editor in chief of the Oxford American Dictionary involves living in a constant state of research.
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Susan notes: I've copied and pasted this biographical information and talk unabashedly from the TED website.
Jacqueline Novogratz tells a moving story of an encounter in a Nairobi slum with Jane, a former prostitute, whose dreams of escaping poverty, of becoming a doctor and of getting married were fulfilled in an unexpected way.
Novogratz founded and leads Acumen Fund, a nonprofit that takes a businesslike approach to improving the lives of the poor. In her new book, The Blue Sweater, she tells stories from the new philanthropy, which emphasizes sustainable bottom-up solutions over traditional top-down aid.
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The French version of the can-can, which became popular in the early 1800s in the working class ballrooms of Paris, is a lively music hall dance.
It's performed by a chorus line of women, usually dressed in long skirts and petticoats, which are lifted, kicked and swirled suggestively to reveal the dancers’ black-stocking-ed legs, and sometimes more!
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I’m a dynamic, engaging, attractive woman. I’m creative, curious and funny. Oh yeah, and modest too!
I have my own successful one-woman communications consultancy (or at least it was successful until the recession hit!), and I know how to make small talk at business lunches and cocktail parties.